PhD in Electrical Engineering

Program Profile

Qualification Awarded

PhD in Electrical Engineering

Level Of Qualification

PhD(3nd Cycle)

Offered by

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Mode of Study

Full Time or Part Time


The PhD in Electrical Engineering is primarily a research-oriented program offered by the Department of Electrical Engineering. It provides a framework for pioneering research in the various areas of Electrical Engineering. The Program is central to fulfilling the mission of the University through advancing its research dimension, and enabling its establishment in the regional and international scene.
The aims of the Program are (a) pursue research and advance the boundaries of knowledge by creating and disseminate new knowledge, and (b) develop engineers with the necessary background knowledge, skills, experience, ethos, and capabilities that will enable them to contribute in the advancement of knowledge, and serve the overall development of the society.

The language of instruction is English.


Key Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a substantial knowledge at a great depth in the discipline of Electrical Engineering.
  2. Demonstrate a comprehensive theoretical and research based understanding of techniques and methodologies applicable to the discipline of Electrical Engineering.
  3. Identify and define complex, new and existing problems, and apply appropriate knowledge, skills, tools and methods for their solution.
  4. Work with theoretical and research knowledge at the forefront of the discipline of Electrical Engineering, at publication quality and peer reviewed standards.
  5. Analyse new and/or abstract data and situations without guidance, using a range of appropriate techniques within the context of the research area.
  6. Transform abstract data and concepts towards a given purpose and design novel solutions with minimum guidance.
  7. Critically evaluate evidence to support conclusions/recommendations, by reviewing its reliability, validity and significance, and investigate contradictory information, identifying reasons for contradictions.
  8. Manage and evaluate, with minimum guidance, own learning and apply own criteria of judgement.
  9. Analyse and manage the implications of ethical dilemmas and show awareness of personal responsibility and professional codes of conduct.
  10. Retrieve and analyze information from different sources, including information retrieval through databases and on-line computer searches.
  11. Demonstrate competency in oral and written communication skills, as well as in the use of relevant computing technologies and tools.